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Materials Engineer - Nuclear

  1. Derby, Bristol
  2. Nuclear
R-116445

Are you a Materials Engineer, with a background in either manufacturing, welding, non-destructive examination (NDE) or corrosion, who thrives on difficult problems? Are you drawn to complex design projects and excited by the opportunity to rapidly move on to leadership positions, heading up projects and guiding junior engineers?

If so, you might enjoy solving the energy industry’s most important materials challenges across a variety of clients. You could be assessing the materials degradation risks and improving the lifetime of operating nuclear power plants, developing new applications, methods and testing procedures for manufacturing and welding of future reactors, collaboratively working with designers and manufacturers to solve problems and implement solutions in materials compatibility and fabrication.

You’ll be supporting the UK Submarine and Nuclear New Build programmes, or enabling one of many renewable energy projects across a growing carbon net zero portfolio. You’re likely to be juggling several projects simultaneously, so adaptability is a must! The constant in this role is the complex nature of the jobs and the chance to provide innovative solutions to a range of problems for several appreciative clients.

Whichever energy-related projects you get involved in, you’ll be engaged in the development of engineering solutions to the industry’s most challenging problems, so you’ll be making an important and rewarding contribution to the energy and environmental security of the UK and beyond.

If you are a self-starter who can deliver multiple projects at the same time, working closely with clients and internal teams to capture requirements, set up projects, and deliver right-first-time solutions for the most challenging problems in the energy industry, then we’d love you to apply.

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Role requirements:

You will work within small to medium sized multidisciplinary teams. To benefit from the collective experience of the team, our clients, and drive innovative thinking, you’ll work in a collaborative and supportive office / site environment for a minimum of half of your working week. You may also be based at client offices or plant sites. You will bring a level of commercial awareness to working within those teams to effectively deliver tasks for multiple workstreams and to deliver to time, quality, and cost.

Essential criteria:

  • A degree in Materials Engineering, Metallurgy, Corrosion or other relevant mechanical engineering disciplines (or equivalent work-based experience).
  • Demonstrable work experience in solving materials, manufacturing, welding and corrosion challenges in the nuclear, conventional power or offshore industries.
  • Demonstrable work experience in writing accurate, detailed, and concise technical reports relevant to the role (e.g., materials selection reports, fabrication and welding specifications, inspection and quality plans, corrosion / ageing management strategies).
  • Comfortable with engaging with existing and prospective clients, working at their sites, and investing time in understanding their issues, goals, and processes.

Please flag if you have experience in any of the following (but still apply if you might enjoy gaining that experience too):

  • Design for manufacturing using established models, design codes, procedures and databases. Working with design and construction codes such as ASME, RCC-M, or harmonised EN standards.
  • Conventional machining, welding, non-destructive examination, and dimensional inspection.
  • Materials performance and ageing mechanisms in nuclear power plants.
  • Coolant chemistry and mitigation of oxidation / corrosion in reactor coolants.
  • Working, or authoring bids, within a safety critical and heavily regulated environment.
  • Or if you are chartered with a relevant professional institute (or approaching application for registration).

Why work for AtkinsRéalis?

The UK is the first major economy to legislate for a Net Zero target by 2050. To achieve this, our nuclear and clean energy teams are ensuring a mix of secure and sustainable energies that can meet our industry and lifestyle demands today, and in 30 years' time. We help to power our world through exciting new technologies and intelligent cybersecurity systems on projects that vary greatly in size, scope, and scale. So, you'll be creating the right safe and resilient systems across nuclear power, renewables, decarbonisation development, new builds and energy efficiency.

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Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy “Total Reward,” a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career. Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

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More about us:

AtkinsRéalis is a leading global consultancy with over 100 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

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Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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